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|1 day 4 hours ago||Almost||
You need to poop it into a cooler and send it to Gene Smith.
|1 day 22 hours ago||MGs Triumphs, Jags of that age||
MGs Triumphs, Jags of that age all had those same gremlins. I had a mid 70's Lotus that only stranded me once due to a dead alternator but I generally stayed relatively close to home.
|2 days 2 hours ago||I've resisted||
I bought some Audi's in the 80's and 90's. My perspective on cost is still stuck there. So each time I get less car/truck for the money. Lease needs to be about $250-$275 and new cars about $25k limit. So from higher end Audi's to a econo box in a few more years. Once they get neat $30k or $275+ on a lease with nothing down - I back off. I guess I am just a cheap fuck now.
|2 days 2 hours ago||That is an excellent story!||
That is an excellent story!
I was once driving from the east side of Ann Arbor - Arborland mall area - on Washtenaw. I passed over Huron Parkway headed into town when a car on the south side of the road cut across 4 lanes to Kamakazi me in front of what was then an Arby's. I was in a truck and nailed his sedan right between the side doors. This was a 70's truck so it pushed in the bumper about 1/2 inch but destroyed his car. Since I had minor damage he says "if mine will move is it okay of I go?" I was 17 or 18 so I was to ignorant to say anything besides "fine". That was the closest thing I have had to the thrill of demolition derby, I really mashed his doors.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Chevy S10||
Never a really bad experience. There was that 1981 Eagle Wagon but it was a blacked out 4x4 so while it was the not the best I would not call it a bust. This is like it but mine was black.
I've driven trucks and fun cars most of my life but more trucks than anything. I love trucks but not the monster full sized trucks. I have had:
Mid '60's 3/4 ton Chevy - trusty and rusty - my first car
Early 70's Datsun pickup - tight as hell inside but fun to drive in anything but snow. Rusty, unlike this one
Late 1980's Jeep Comanche Eliminator - great size fast truck, maybe my favorite. This was exactly like mine except I peeled off the eliminator sticker
90's Dodge Dakota - meh
90's Chevy S10 - 6 cyl but still handled like shit. Felt like a land yacht. Worst pickup of the bunch
90's Silverado - ok
2005 Chevy Colorado crew cab 4x4 - drove it for 10 years, nice size performed well, not fast but it was one of the nicer trucks I have owned.
2015 Silverado extended cab 4x4 - Waaay to big. Nice driving experience but it is like driving a bus. $6k prepaid 2 year lease that is coming due.
I am in the market for a new truck and would kill for the new Jeep
Huyandi Santa Cruz any of the other small pickup
The Chevy Colorado's are okay but push $30k
|2 days 4 hours ago||I almost bought one of those!||
Almost bought a new Corrado but opted for an Audi A5 I think. Glad I did I guess.
|2 days 4 hours ago||My wife's family||
My wife's family had a similar car. She was trying to park it and could not get it close to the curb. Something had let loose in the rear and the car had 4 wheel steering without the ability to actually steer the rear wheels.
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm also guessing you also got muddy!||
I'm also guessing you also got muddy!
My brother had an employee with "Mud Slut" painted on his truck.
|1 week 2 days ago||I had a buddy in high school||
I had a buddy in high school whose parents owned an older Mercedes sedan convertible. When drove for our carpool he insisted on driving with the top down on sunny days regardless of the outside temperature. Relatively short drive - only a few miles - but cold as hell.
|1 week 2 days ago||Old or new Stingray?||
Old or new Stingray? I could go for an old one.
|1 week 2 days ago||Targa top like the Porsches!||
|1 week 2 days ago||I has a||
I has a '74 Firebird Formula 400. Lots of squeeks and rattles. Fast as hell whenever the smog controls did not cause the car to hesitate. No t tops though.
|1 week 2 days ago||Me too||
Me too, drove my '55 TBird in a pouring storm because I would bet less water in the car driving home than messing with the top.
|1 week 2 days ago||I am not far off my avatar||
I am not far off my avatar. Don't think I would fit into a 914 anymore. Modern cars like the Mercedes SLK and Mini Cooper have plenty of room, Thanks for the note on the SSR truck - it does seem really useless.
I kind of like the Plymouth Prowler but it is the same level of cost and uselessness.
|1 week 2 days ago||Time to wrap that?||
Looks very nice. White is not my favorite color - it remonds me of every base work pickup.
I wonder if wraps will every come down in price as I am looking at work trucks and it seems like half are white.
|1 week 2 days ago||Liked but||
I've posted before that I had a '55 Tbird convertible. Putting the top up and down was a bit of a chore and with the top down I always felt I need to be close to the car to prevent stuff from being pried off.
I also had a Porsche 914 with a Targa top, I thought it was a great compromise. Like a convertible but with a light hard top that stored in the trunk. Was easily taken on and off. Loved that car with the top off.
I like the idea of a HT convertible
I almost purchased one of these used. Won the auction on eBay but the car had some undisclosed issues and ended up with a HT Mini Cooper. The Mini convertibles do not look good IMHO.
I thought about one of these as well - but could not get past the cost and complete uselessness of the truck.
|1 week 2 days ago||Agreed. They were so bright||
They were so bright you could easily see their reflections on the floor. I have never seen a jersey color showing up as a reflection.
|1 week 3 days ago||Defeat without dignity||
|1 week 3 days ago||Shortly after his plastic surgery?||
Shortly after his plastic surgery?
|1 week 6 days ago||Given the their President's||
Given the their President's comments and their history with sexual assault I believe this will happen. Or at least attempted. I see nothing contrite about the MSU response so far.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||You must have missed that story||
You must have missed that story on UNC academic fraud:
:Chapel Hill, North Carolina (CNN)For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||JC Whitney||
I was an idiot, I loved JC Whitney catalogs. Baby moon hubcaps, new seat covers, hood ornaments, fuzzy dice, curb feelers, static strips...all on my deuce and a quarter wilth pillows in the back - kidding!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||If you are a Limey they are||
If you are a Limey they are Frogeye Sprites.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Drove||
Drove a 70's TR6, Porsche 914 and MGB. TR6 was my brothers and fun to drive and quick. The brother in law's MGB was a piece of crap compared to it. My 914 was slower but better handling and despite being the VW of Porsches seemed more appealing to the opposite sex. The TR6 was just a bit more challenging to keep running given it's english origin.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That story.||
Ouch and Ouch!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Kalamazoo!||
I've been by the old Checker test track. Checkers were built in Kalamazoo. The test track was basically a small oval parking lot. Those cars would run forever.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Driving was a chore||
Driving was a chore, tough to do much while working the three on the tree, spinner knob, manual windows, manual vents...but at least I never had to work manual windshield wipers!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||And GM's||
And GM's first car diesel, the whole Vega car, 1970's auto dimming rearview mirror, car radio reverb system to simulate stereo...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You needed a spinner knob||
Had one of these on my pickup, made driving a non power steering car easier